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Latest posts by bookmonster

Covering or hiding old tree stumps

Posted: 02/09/2013 at 16:15

We have ferns growing round the stump in our garden, and soloman's seal. The stump is a foot or so high, and totally covered by the foliage. We were aiming to make a feature of it in a 'woodland ' corner.

beetroot-glut

Posted: 25/08/2013 at 12:45

Try it boiled in salads. Would beetroot mash, like carrot/swede do?

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 16:57

Thanks BobTheGardener. It's my first time with them, so we'll have to see. It's supposed to be a resistant variety, and I've heard cutting them to the ground after flowering helps, so we'll see

 

first-veggie-garden

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 16:55

What's the site/location of your garden like? I started growing beans, which are usually planted about May, but you can plant some salad like rocket and spring onions now.

What's the star in your garden right now

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 15:01

Wow, there are some lovely colours about! I'm hoping to grow some rudbeckia. This beauty is just starting to open flowers - hollyhock 'antwerp'. I started it from seed this February - the other one germinated a month later, and looks like it's waiting 'til next year

 

http://s4.gardenersworld.com/uploads/images/original/29131.jpg?width=273&height=350&mode=max

 

 

cauilflower

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:49

I'm no expert - but I know some cauliflower seedlings are 'blind' and don't produce curds ( a head ). You can always eat the leaves like cabbage!

 

why-do-carrots-go-green-inside

Posted: 10/08/2013 at 14:48

I find some go green at the top/inside if the tops are exposed to sunlight and sticking out of the soil

 

Runners

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:21

I was concerned last week as my beans had dropped a lot of flowers, but now they are growing beans. I think I read it can be caused by heat or wind. What's your weather been like, and what location are the pots in?

What to sow / plant in Autumn to eat in Winter

Posted: 04/08/2013 at 22:18

Some great ideas there! I'm new at this too, but my chard is starting to come up, and I will also try to overwinter some perpetual spinach/spinach beet.

I believe spring onions (white lisbon) can be sown until September and harvested through the winter, so I will be giving that a go, as my spring sown ones have done so well! Any tips gratefully received...

Can I plant anything now

Posted: 20/07/2013 at 11:51

You may be able to buy violas and pansies in flower, that will continue flowering for much of the year, or from August you can plant autumn crocus, to flower in october and november.

Discussions started by bookmonster

Gloobe Artichoke/Perennial Veg

Advice needed! 
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Last Post: 29/10/2014 at 22:38

Plant Ideas Needed

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Last Post: 08/07/2014 at 12:25

Caterpillar ID

What's eating my Soloman's Seal? 
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Last Post: 05/07/2014 at 16:27

Poorly Pear Tree

Can you help identify the problem? 
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Last Post: 23/04/2014 at 11:22

Protecting Chard and Spinach

Pest and Cold Protection 
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Last Post: 28/09/2013 at 10:01

Tomato Problems

 
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Last Post: 14/07/2013 at 06:37

When is a harebell not a harebell?

Identify the mystery plant! 
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Last Post: 11/07/2013 at 19:16

Mystery Plants with Mystery Illness

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Last Post: 10/05/2013 at 22:01

Mystery Plant (Again)

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Last Post: 31/03/2013 at 17:40

Mystery Plant

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Last Post: 03/01/2013 at 13:12
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